Simon’s career began in field archaeology and academic research, and he holds a PhD in archaeology from the University of Sheffield. His interests in heritage tourism developed from his travels as an archaeologist and guide and he has gained a wealth of experience in many destinations over many years. As Hidden History's founder and director he still loves to lead as many tours as his business commitments allow.
Sally is an experienced tour director who studied archaeology at both Athens and Bristol Universities. She is particularly familiar with the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and has taken part in many excavations, including the Minoan port on Santorini, and underwater excavations off Crete.
Barbara is an experienced researcher and lecturer with a PhD in archaeology from the University of Sheffield. Her broad experience and engaging personality are an asset to our business in many ways, from personalised tours to public relations.
Chris holds a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of York. He specialises in the study of human remains and has worked for Wessex Archaeology and the Canterbury Archaeological Trust. He is also an experienced tour director, leading tours to Mediterranean destinations as well as in his home area of Romney Marsh on the south coast of England.
Martin’s research interests have focused on medieval pilgrimage, culminating in a PhD from University College London and a growing list of publications and lectures. He has over a decade of experience on a range of excavations and projects and his latest research is focusing on the history and culture of the Pyrenees, His knowledge of the medieval world is particularly valued on our Andorra and the Occitan and our East Anglia tours.
Gary is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, where he has taught and researched for many years. He specialises in the Iron Age and is particularly interested in hillforts. He has carried out fieldwork in the UK, Spain and Italy, and co-directed the recent 'Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland' project. He has led many tours and has encouraged much community involvement in his excavations and post-excavation work.
To help bring it all together, Dr Butler has also teamed-up with the Travel Trust Association, who provide business support services and a network of trade partners, and who oversee all legal and financial matters. Collectively this team creates an efficient, expert-focused structure which can bring you great products at great prices.